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Rivers council of traditional rulers join campaign against politics of religion and ethnicity

By Mitchelle Uzorka

FEB 17,2022 4:40am

The Rivers state council of traditional rulers has expressed support for the initiative by a group known as The Nigeria Agenda to campaign against politics of religion and ethnicity.

In a statement signed on Wednesday in Abuja by the Chief Advocate of The Nigeria Agenda, Niyi Akinsiju, Chairman of the Council, His Royal Majesty, King Dandeson Jaja, the Amanayabo of Opobo Kingdom, described the Nigeria Agenda as “a divine assignment being conducted by the advocacy group.”

King Jaja, according to the statement, made the statment while receiving the leadership and members of The Nigeria Agenda advocacy group at the State’s Secretariat of the Council of Traditional Rulers in company of His Royal Majesty, King Felix Otunarikpo, Eze of Upata, and His Royal Majesty, King Macie an Moore Ubuo, King of Engenni Kingdom, in Port Harcourt.

He added; “So, on this count, we pray politicians to think holistically about Nigeria. They should be determined about what to do for the development of Nigeria and stop thinking about self. We have reached that critical stage where political leaders think and send messages to Nigerians with clear indications that we are one big family in this country not withstanding our tribe of origin or the way we worship God the Almighty,” King Jaja counselled.

The traditional rulers declared their support for the group during a visit to Rivers state.

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